David Sholl is the John F. Brock III School Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a role he has held since 2013. He has been a faculty member at Georgia Tech since 2008, after being on the chemical engineering faculty at Carnegie Mellon Univ. from 1998–2007.
David chaired AIChE’s Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum (CoMSEF) from 2012–2014, and is a current member of AIChE’s Strategic Plan Steering Committee. He was deeply involved in establishing the RAPID Manufacturing Institute — the DOE-funded process intensification institute being led by AIChE; he was RAPID’s interim CTO and is now a RAPID focus area leader.
David is a member of an active National Academies Study Committee on Separations Science and was the Associate Chair of a recent Basic Research Needs report on the energy-water nexus for the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Div. of Basic Energy Sciences. David’s research group has published more than 300 papers and collaborated extensively with industrial partners including ExxonMobil, Dow, Phillips66, Praxair, and AspenTech.